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Monday, September 1, 2008

Don’t Worry, Ladies (and Gents)

posted by on September 1 at 15:55 PM

Annie Wagner uses her sharp political mind, and her interviews in Denver during the DNC, to debunk the idea that Sarah Palin is going to swing tons of upset Hillary Clinton supporters over to the McCain camp:


If McCain thinks that dangling an inexperienced, anti-choice woman like Palin in front of emotionally raw former Hillary supporters is going to bring them to his side in droves, heís badly mistaken. And, frankly, the move is a bit insulting. Expressions of emotion donít equal gullibility and, more to the point, Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton.

Photo by Eli Sanders

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But then again, Hillary Clinton is not a mainstream representation of a "woman".

This is mistake that the Democrats are making. They sought to lump all women into a amorphous bowl that included HRC and a homemaker. Nothing could be more disparate, as Hillary only used her womanhood as a stepping stone to power. Most women seek a politically fair system that affords them opportunities and also protection.

That system is Sarah Palin's.

Posted by John Bailo | September 1, 2008 3:56 PM

who is that a photo of? she's kinda cute.

Posted by who is that? | September 1, 2008 3:59 PM

Opportunities, Bristol had, and then some. Protection was not so available, it seems. Heckuva system you got there.

Posted by elenchos | September 1, 2008 4:03 PM

Where's Erica been? I don't mean that in a snarky way - I'd be interested in hearing her take on the Palin thing.

And John - as usual, you start out with a reasonable premise, and then you drive it off the cliff. Could it be that some women are neither Clinton or Palin supporters? Are those the two choices you would offer women?

No wonder your wife left you.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 1, 2008 4:25 PM

Palin is to Clinton as Thurgood Marshall is to Clarence Thomas

Posted by yuiop | September 1, 2008 4:31 PM

@2 - Previously reported to be severely mentally unstable. Like, to the max. Stay away, repeat, stay away!

Posted by Yes, she is kinda cute - but she still makes me want to vomit | September 1, 2008 4:34 PM

#4: Thanks for best laugh I had all day: your comment (well, that, and also looking at my own Barjaya collage).

Oh, and BTW: Pre-emptive strike.

Slog will soon tell you about "protestors" being pummelled with pepper spray. What they won't tell you is:

"...a group of self-described anarchists threw park benches into streets and smashed windows Monday, police said."

Posted by John Bailo | September 1, 2008 4:36 PM

@1: Most women seek a politically fair system that affords them opportunities and also protection.

That system is Sarah Palin's.

Pffft. Republicans care about women and babies only when the women are pregnant and the babies are unborn. Anyone that thinks otherwise is a damn fool.

Posted by demo kid | September 1, 2008 4:36 PM

Bailo = Failo, as always.

Sarah Palin's "system" is one that gives opportunity for advancement to the highest levels to brain-dead local TV news gals and calls it "fairness". It's a system where pretty hair is more important than a lifetime of work and achievement. It's a system that promises women the eternal right to do what they're fucking told, and the eternal right to keep cranking out babies.

Hillary supporters didn't support Hillary just because she was a woman; they supported her because of the kind of woman she was. Which is a lot more than Sarah Palin has ever been.

Posted by Fnarf | September 1, 2008 4:42 PM

I can't wait for Hillary to take on Palin. She will SKEWER her.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 1, 2008 5:09 PM

hillary will kick ass - then - OBAMa OWES HER HIS PRESIDENCY

IS THIS IRONy prof Fanf

keyboard yuk

Posted by mike | September 1, 2008 5:30 PM

I'm back! Two weeks on a motorcycle, and the whole moral fiber of the country comes unraveled.

Just one thing: can people stop talking about Sarah Palin being "hot"? I like middle aged women- I'm married to one- and have a thing for political powerful women, even Republicants- Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Christie Todd Whitman, Libby Dole.

But I wouldn't fuck Sarah Palin with Mr. Poe's cock.

Posted by Big Sven | September 1, 2008 5:35 PM

The other thing you won't hear about from this GOP lovefest is the Ron Paul convention that is also going on in the cities.

How much energy does Dr.Paul have compared to Candidate McBush and his Anchorage Hillbilly?

Posted by Ron Paul 08 | September 1, 2008 5:54 PM

@12, at least you'd finally be able to fuck with a really big might want to rethink that.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 1, 2008 6:14 PM

I may not want to fuck Sarah Palin, but the "first dude" - oh yeah!

Posted by pervy perv | September 1, 2008 6:30 PM

We won't support NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!! Go Hillary 2012 !!!

Posted by clintonsarmy | September 1, 2008 7:36 PM

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